Trauma and Homelessness

“Trauma can lead to homelessness, and homelessness itself is traumatizing.”  A recent article in Slate notes that people without homes are living with “Trauma in Plain Sight.”  It also discusses the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and how it is often overlooked.  Trauma-informed principles need to be incorporated into services and advocacy.  You can learn about trauma and how it affects people without homes and improve your understanding with a trauma-informed care webinar series or contact the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) to learn how your health center can become trauma-informed.